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Fire guts Portland guest house at Drapers

Observer - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:58
PORTLAND, Jamaica -- Fire of unknown origin early Thursday morning gutted a four-bedroom guest house ‘Search Mi Heart’ at Drapers in Portland, leaving four guests stranded.

England secure ODI win over India

BBC Sport - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:44
England beat India by 42 runs on D/L method after a rain-affected one-day international at Scarborough.

JTUM to fight proposed Constitution amendments

Express - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:44
The Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) on Thursday issued a statement, calling for an immediate halt to the government’s indecent proposal and haste to push its controversial Constitution Amendment Bill 2014.

Andy Murray to play Robin Haase at US Open as Novak Djokovic awaits

Guardian Sport - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:37
British No8 seed due to play Djokovic in quarter-finals
Heather Watson will play Sorana Cirstea in first round

Andy Murray was drawn against the Dutchman Robin Haase in the first round of the US Open. Murray will be wary of the world No70 having needed to fight back from two sets down to beat him at Flushing Meadows in 2011, although he was an easy winner in the Australian Open last year.

The draw was not kind to Murray, who is seeded only eighth this year. He is in the same quarter as the world No1, Novak Djokovic, and could meet his Toronto conqueror Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the fourth round.

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Saddle Road paving to begin today

Express - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:21
The Ministry of Works and Infrastructure wishes to advise the general public that there will be a temporary disruption in traffic along Saddle Road, Maraval, from La Sieva to Hillsboro. Works will commence from Thursday 21st August 2014 to Sunday 24th August, 2014 between the hours of 8:00p.m. and 4:00a.m. This is necessary in order to facilitate milling and paving works.

United await Hull cash for Robertson

BBC Sport - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:20
Dundee United may go to Fifa over Hull's failure to pay more than £1m as the first instalment for Andrew Robertson.

Verstappen move is a risk - drivers

BBC Sport - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:19
Formula 1 drivers question Red Bull's decision to pick 16-year-old Max Verstappen to drive for Toro Rosso next year.

Murray draws Haase in US Open

BBC Sport - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:15
Andy Murray will play Robin Haase in the US open first round and could meet Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals.

Andrea Atzeni denies being offered Jamie Spencer role at Qatar Racing

Guardian Sport - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:13
34yo Spencer to quit saddle for backroom role
All change as Harry Bentley also loses retainer

Andrea Atzeni, one of the leading candidates to replace Jamie Spencer as retained jockey with Qatar Racing at the end of the season, said on Thursday that as yet he has had no approach to join Sheikh Fahad al-Thanis racing and bloodstock operation.

Atzeni, currently eighth in the 2014 Flat jockeys championship with 73 winners, simply replied no when asked if he had been contacted by Qatar Racing to become its principal rider. A spokesman for Qatar Racing also refused to add anything to a statement issued by the operation on Thursday morning, which announced Spencers imminent retirement to take up a backroom position within the organisation, while adding that it hopes to be in a position to clarify the plans [for 2015] shortly.

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Forex: J$112.79 to one US dollar

Observer - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:13
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Jamaican dollar held firm against the US dollar on Thursday, August 21 trading at J$112.79, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.

VIDEO: Carlin wins historic gold in 800m

BBC Sport - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:09
Commonwealth Games champion Jazz Carlin becomes the first Welsh swimmer to win an individual European Championships gold medal in the women's 800m final.

McIlroy off pace in play-offs opener

BBC Sport - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:08
Rory McIlroy is eight off the clubhouse lead after hitting a first-round 74 at the opening PGA Tour play-offs event.

Jamie Moore: Im lucky to be alive after being shot at training camp

Guardian Sport - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:59
Moore was shot twice in Marbella earlier this month
Former light-middleweight: one bullet is lodged by main artery

The former boxer Jamie Moore has admitted he is lucky to be alive after being shot in Marbella this month. Moore was coaching Matthew Macklin at their training camp in Spain in preparation for Macklins fight against Jorge Sebastian Heiland in Dublin on 30 August, when he was struck twice in the legs.

The 35-year-old former light-middleweight was taken to hospital for treatment and, having returned home, hopes to be back in the gym within six months despite still having a bullet lodged in his leg.

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Rob Burrow: Leeds old guard must win Challenge Cup before it is too late

Guardian Sport - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:56
Leeds can end run of five final defeats against Castleford
Obviously time is running out for this group, says Burrow

Rob Burrow admits time is running out for Leeds old guard to win an elusive Challenge Cup final as they prepare to meet Castleford in Saturdays all-Yorkshire decider.

Burrow, along with Ryan Bailey, Danny McGuire, Jamie Jones-Buchanan and the captain Kevin Sinfield, has been a member of the Rhinos team that has won Super Leagues Grand Final at Old Trafford a record six times in the last decade but have yet to experience the same winning feeling at Wembley. Sinfield, who picked up a winners medal for a brief quarter-final appearance during Leeds successful run in 1999, and Burrow have both suffered five final defeats, including three in a row at Wembley from 2010 to 2012, with Jones-Buchanan and McGuire not far behind.

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'Deadly force will be met with deadly force'says T&T Security Minister

Observer - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:50
PORT OF SPAIN, (CMC) – National Security Minister Gary Griffith Thursday warned criminals that they would “pay the price” if they fire upon police officers as he defended law enforcement officials following a shoot out that left three suspected bandits dead earlier this week.

Max Chilton out of Belgian Grand Prix due to Marussia contract issues

Guardian Sport - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:38
Team cite unspecified contractual issues with driver
Reserve driver Alexander Rossi will race for Marussia at Spa

Max Chiltons future in Formula One is on the line as the Briton is out of Sundays Belgian Grand Prix due to what Marussia describe as contractual issues.

That, however, is in stark contrast to the line being put forward by the management company representing the 23-year-old.

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Cops probing body at Susannah Village

Stabroek - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:29
The police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a so far unidentified man, whose body was found at about 2130h. last night at Susannah Village, Corentyne, Berbice....

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Jockey Spencer announces retirement

BBC Sport - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:20
Two-time champion jockey Jamie Spencer has announced he will retire from racing at the end of the season.

PPP/C concerned at outcome of case against alleged shooter at PNCR congress

Stabroek - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:20
The People’s Progressive Party/Civic today expressed concern over the circumstances which led to the dismissal of the case against Linden Primo who was recently charged with threatening behaviour...

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Caribbean Cup: Reggae Girlz make two changes for Bermuda match today

Observer Sport - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:14
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Jamaica will make two changes to the starting XI that beat Puerto Rico on Tuesday when they take on Bermuda in the Group A Women's Caribbean Cup game on Thursday at the Ato Boldon Stadium.